Coos Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The CHIP is a work plan that is developed based on the significant health needs of our community identified in the Community Health Assessment (CHA). The Community Health Assessment (CHA) identifies significant health needs facing the community. For example, the assessment may show that Coos County has a high number of children who are overweight (compared to the rest of Oregon). Data gathered in the CHA are county demographics, social, economic, and environmental factors, health, transportation, housing, public safety, education, land use and air quality. Advanced Health conducts an assessment of the community’s health at least every 5 years to help us prioritize our work in the community. We then put that information in our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and work on ways we can address the issue of overweight children. Each year, Advanced Health produces a Progress Report that shows us how we are doing on the CHIP projects and the work being done by the subcommittees listed below.

CHIP Committee Meeting:

The Committee meets the 3rd Thursday, every month, from 2pm – 3pm.

Coos Healthier Together Reporting Form
The above form is used to outline what your agency or organization is doing to support any of the CHIP priority areas.

Individuals and Families

South Coast Together 

Adversity, Trauma and Toxic Stress – Support efforts to mitigate trauma and increase resilience
Prevention – Support individual prevention services, including but not limited to chronic disease, healthy behaviors, early detection, and screening

Health Equity

Housing & Homelessness – Increase housing availability, increase quality and safety of housing and support projects that address homelessness
Food & Nutrition – Support efforts to decrease food insecurity and increase availability of healthy, nutritious food for all ages
Transportation – Support efforts to increase transportation options
Economic Stability – Support workforce development and employment programs; Increase knowledge about connection between income, inequities and health

Healthcare Access & Capacity

Access & Integration of Services – Support efforts to increase access to health services; Support continued integration of services across physical, behavioral health and oral health services
Behavioral Health & Addictions – Improve access, integration and delivery of behavioral health and addiction services; Support behavioral health and addictions prevention services

Community Outreach & Engagement

Coordination, Collaboration and Communication – Increase coordination, collaboration and communication between organizations working toward improving health of the community